logistics of getting from Guildford to the Start on the day.

As if the stress of running a marathon isn't enough, I am now begining to panic about getting to the start line on time.

I understand that there is a train from Guildford at 6.55am (the first one of the day) which takes about 40 mins. Then I am told that at all the underground stations there are horrendous queues, and that it can take a very long time to get to the start line.

If anybody has previous experience of getting from this area to FLM, could you please let me know what you did???? My start is the Green Start.


  • Train from Waterloo to Maze hill Ceal...Sorted
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    thanks for that, I will look into that, I am just off out, but it has my priority attention when I get back.
  • Yes - trains to all 3 starts leave from Waterloo East, so all you have to do is cross the main concourse at Waterloo and go up the escalator - just follow the crowds. You don't have to buy a ticket.
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    Will there be huge queue's at Waterloo East at 8.00 am do you think. Or will it be ok?
  • Likely to be pretty busy ceal
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    Hi Benz,
    will the 8.00 train or even the next one which get into Maize Hill at 8.42 be in time. I am getting more worked up about getting there than the mara at the moment.
  • it will be in time
    but it will be packed

    try and get on the 8 am train if you can

    i usually get a 7.30 train form charing cross

    yuo could always stay in london the might before
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    We are aiming for the 8.04 train, will that be the one that you are on?
  • If you find her on it I will show my arse in Harrods window.
  • I might be ceal
    i havent checked the train times yet

    Nicko---but you ENJOY showing off your posterior;)
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    Now just found that the times given on the online train time table is different by FAR from the train timetable we have. Gees this is getting on my nerves.

    is your arse worth seeing ?:-))
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    but I guess you've never seen it:-))
  • Ceal, I think I will be going through waterloo east station a bit earlier actually
  • Ceal
    I have seen Nickos bot bot

    there are pictures on line somewhere
  • I have a cute butt Ceal :-D
    Much admired by lots of ladies on the forum :-P
  • Nicko

    so its a [posterior/i] now;)
  • Ceal

    I live in Guildford. I have checked National Express coaches but the earliest gets to Victoria at 7.55. So either you need to drive up to Surbiton where the trains to Waterloo start running at 7am-journey time 30 minutes and they are about every 15 minutes-or I'll see you on the 6.55 from Guildford.
  • Don't panic too much. All you need to do is walk a long way down the platform at Waterloo East so you can get on the first couple of carriages. Most peeps tend to hang around at place where ramp meets patform so try to join at most crowded part of train. Stay calm. Also printed timetables are not adhered to so ignore them.
  • Benzy !!

    You said it was a posterior, I said it was a cute butt.
  • it IS cute
    i dont dispute this
  • So what do you dispute my sweet :-D
  • cealceal ✭✭✭
    thanks for the East W info re platfrom.

    Old Prof
    I have checked the price of a taxi, and it is £65, would you be interested in sharing????

    Far too early in the morning to be discussing Nicko's butt.
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